- #beBeeExplore : a 5 stars choice rating will be of democratic use, considering the thousands of threads posted each hour...Like cable TV choice rating a streaming content. It helps a lot choosing the minutes you are going to spend on a read. This way you do not stop affinity propagation as some "authors" are suggesting these days. quality content elected by the People for The People...hives not ruled by some despotic hive owner going counter stream from affinity propagation.
- Producer23/07/2017Caring for OligoHe consulted me for the first time when he was nineteen years of age. I remember that first consultation very clearly. Jack attended with his mom. His dad had abandoned them when Jack was very young. I remember making a mental note at the time of...
- Producer23/07/2017About usHe strode down the silentempty roadhis stride firmsteely-grey eyes sternlooking straight onstrong, strikinghandsomepast the little girland her smaller friendnot a glance or nodtoward their eager faces and childish hellos.But the little girl looked...
- Producer23/07/2017How to Hack the Sh*t Out of LinkedInTired of consistently low-status update views across LinkedIn, I devised a plan of attack and ran a li'l experiment last week. As a social marketer, it's my job to look for new and better ways to growth hack online - maximising UNPAID visibility and...
Comments23/07/2017 #21 Phil Friedman#17 Sure, Sandra. The reason you can't find it on my "blog" page is that I published it as an update -- which I am doing more and more these days, especially on LinkedIn.
https://www.bebee.com/content/1671445/1450770 View more#17 Sure, Sandra. The reason you can't find it on my "blog" page is that I published it as an update -- which I am doing more and more these days, especially on LinkedIn.
Cheers! Close23/07/2017 #20 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#18 |Hi Matt i use an OpenSource web server to Market on all SM, and i don't address to my follower base, i look outside the LI box and that allows me to get 1835 LinkedIn searches a week that convert into 4 to 5 meeting weekly. LinkedIn is a landing plaform where users can turn the communication switch towards you...there again limited by LinkedIn inmail LOL.23/07/2017 #16 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorI think new tool for social media and digital marketing analysis, automation and proactive workflows are the next avenue. You cannot change FB, LI or twitter or any platforms, but you can perform an autopsy to analyze the causes: LOL ...pick your choice: a) death 2) dysfunctions & disease 3) the workflows etc...
Affordable, not apps, but web servers S.a.a.S, are the key to override issues and master these platforms. Today these platforms decide of your fate....tomorrow you can have technology serving your goals, not theirs. And that time is coming sooner that you think. And it doesn't rely on API management always. My humble opinion..i am not debating here... Just because performance relies on quality content and affinity propagation.23/07/2017 #15 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#14 LOL thanks for the compliment, but i doubt so. \\\\\\\\\\\\\All the programming they do at LI as a specific purpose, l imitating users was a demographic growth issue they knew they would hit at some point. The conception itself wasn't affinity oriented, which is the core advantage of beBee. LI was initially created for 10 000+ employers that needed a global reach HR tool for funneling competition's candidate, then they aimed to democratized towards SMBs, then make individual think they need to be in the database...and they succeed: 430 M+ jumped, including me. Not being on LinkedIn is like refusing to learn english and code your program only with Olmeque's language.23/07/2017 #13 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorI was thinking of....reverse engineering LinkedIn to better understand the LI mind set, and the inner secrets of its coding, if it does make a sense and what that sense could be? Everything works for a reasons and the opposite too, the journey is about tp find how, and not why...human factor was probably there when compiling code with or without a master solution architects and with what the manage the core project management. I wouldn't be surprised to discover wonderful gems of mismanagement and lack of prospective vision. It is not because it is big that it wasn't done with common sense. Behind the scenes views and hints reveals always good things to know. After you just feel like Simon Pegg in a comedy....Not surprised but caught in dire straights. LOL.23/07/2017 #12 Sandra Smith#3 Kawasaki is a master at social media, Stephen. You are right about putting relevant hashtags instead of made up ones like I did. I actually shared the article itself using #socialmedia and it seems to be doing quite well so far (way better than any of my last recent posts!). Thanks for reading and sharing :)
#6 Agreed, Phil
#7 Thanks, Matt! I totally agree about low engagement levels, and that is the next piece of the code that needs cracking, for sure. What I've observed casually is you need to have a very large following 20-30K plus to get the comments going, and get it right with your TOV, observations, and sense of humour. Of course, that can go horribly wrong if you're not funny, like me.
#8 Thanks, Javier! You're welcome, glad it's useful.
#9 Thanks, Renee, let me know how you get on.
#11 Thanks, Zack! I will get round to doing a booklet one day, maybe, if only for lead gen purposes. Can be hard to sell stuff like this as so much free content out there, although @Steve Blakeman's book on becoming a Top LinkedIn Voice has done great. Appreciate the support though :)23/07/2017 #11 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisI know that I have my disagreements with @Phil Friedman about giving away content for free, but I think in your case his view is more relevant. Perhaps you should put all this stuff in a book or some other form of paid content. I'm sure people would buy it!23/07/2017 #7 Matt 🐝 SweetwoodThis is a terrific analysis. You seem to have cracked the code. However, you are still only getting a few comments/likes on your posts but that is more a a function of the weak large audience on Linkedin. And there is still the problem of Pulse having it's algorithm shut down. BUZZ ON! @John White, MBA23/07/2017 #6 Phil FriedmanYou know, Sandra, content is still king. You can throw enough crap against the wall to get some of it to stick once in a while, but that does not build durable results. But if one starts with superlative content and bolsters its chances to be exposed and noticed, well, that is the path, I think, to success. But I'm pretty sure you get that already. Cheers!23/07/2017 #4 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#2 LinkedIn's API is weak but convoluted. As seems to be the general case for APIs, it's documentation is horrid.
The LinkedIn module is still in the "what, exactly, will we use it for" phase. For the general membership, I think we will just stick with posting updates. Again, we need to determine the "why" and "when." At least, we finally figured out the "how."
There's also a multinational that wants LI data-mining capability. That will likely be a completely separate web property from myTweetPack.23/07/2017 #3 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorThe @ and #, are tricks Mr Guy Kawasaki have been preaching in his book and are used by performing bloggers. It helps #LinkedIn to dispatch your content to #list #hashtags and to targeted people with a @xxxxx mention. The emotion put in the content helps a lot to get a reaction by viewers, like eye catching written visual in a flow of updates. If you have found a format that performs, then applying the recipe found is the key !
- 23/07/2017Please help me welcome @Jennifer Spencer to beBee! She runs a media agency, EnergentMedia.com, focused on getting Entrepreneurs placed on top podcasts. She is also a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine.
https://www.bebee.com/bee/jennifer-spencerJennifer Spencer - beBeewww.bebee.com Public profile of Jennifer Spencer on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
- Producer23/07/2017Flight of bees: a-buzzin’ in the treesIn the heart of beBee, three ladies from across a few bodies of water, connect to communicate their viewpoints as a result of a buzz written by a gentleman from yet another spot on this planet. We come together on the most basic level, and to make...
Comments23/07/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg#13 Beautiful insight, my dear @Debasish Majumder!
To me, the silence preceding the wail of a baby is the moment he remembers his Creator; we are mere mortals...to 'take away' choice' is to now live at all!
Most grateful for your insight...it WILL be shared, for I cannot speak for my fellow-bees!23/07/2017 #13 Debasish Majumderexcellent post@Lisa Vanderburg! food for thought! i still wonder about few seconds of silence before a baby wails after birth and what the silence signifies or translate in nature! the gravity of silence is still an enigma to me. however, great buzz. enjoyed read and shared madam. thank you very much for the buzz.23/07/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg#10 I second that (late to the party as usual) - thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee!!
@Sara Jacobovici's line, 'I can’t remember a time when anything stopped moving for me'.....can't get that out of my head; it stirs....
And then @Joanne Gardocki's line: '....we are all dancing in relationship with each other' is both freeing and containing. Beautiful souls!23/07/2017 #9 Joanne GardockiThank you, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for the inspiration. Dear witty women, @Lisa Vanderburg and @Sara Jacobovici this is so much fun. Learning so much here and just enjoying being part of something in this highly charged, emergent state. Too much for words.23/07/2017 #7 Lisa Vanderburg#3 I cannot take the credit - it was @Sara Jacobovici's instigation, so we sat on the branch, shoot the breeze and melded....wow! It's FUN to be a Bee!!
In my opinion only, dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I think motion denotes consciousness, movement is more sub-conscious; either way memory is the outcome. Sincerely grateful for your multiple shares!23/07/2017 #5 Lisa Vanderburg#1 I am entirely honored to have joined with you magnificent thinkers @Sara Jacobovici and @Joanne Gardocki - wow....what a pleasure to buzz around and mind-stretch together! I too bow to our muse @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and hope that our growths-spurts will continue!23/07/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI am dancing with my mind reading this fantastic post my dear @Lisa Vanderburg. Truly, I find myself motionless being mentioned among three great ladies. Yet; my mind is dancing with joy. It is moving in place this time.
You wrote "When I think of movement and memory, it becomes motion"- how do you differentiate movement from motion? Or, can we move without memory? Do all memories and movement converge to motion?
One thing I am sure of is that the memory of this buzz shall live in me for long times. Thank you Lisa for the honorable mention of my name in your buzz. I look forward to reading the comments of dears @Sara Jacobovici and @Joanne Gardocki with whom I have enjoyed several exchanges of comments. Rarely, I share a buzz in more than one hive. This time I shared this one in three hives and with my followers. Simply the buzz is worthy of this sharing.
- 23/07/2017I've read a post by Milos Djukic with a few great recommendations for good writing. My favourite point is, "It is better not to write at all than to write nonsense."
Do you know whether you've written nonsense before publish it?
Comments23/07/2017 #13 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisThat's a good point. However, how do you know if something is nonsense or not? For example, a few months ago I published an article about my thoughts on the Julia language. At the time I thought it was nonsense because it didn't receive the traction other articles received, plus it was more subjective than anything else. For the past month, this article is #1 in popularity on my blog.23/07/2017 #9 Lada 🏡 Prkic#5 I agree that through commenting and asking questions we can expand someone's post concept that at first looks like the nonsense to us, but only if we are willing to engage on such a post.
Dear Harvey, I like what you said that it takes only two people out of millions (including an author of a post) for making sense of nonsense. 😀23/07/2017 #5 Harvey LloydNonsense in the world of BeBee is difficult to define. A single individaul can describe nonsense from their perspective, but if you reached three people who found your post insightful, is it really nonsense?
I can only offer my version of nonsense and cant speak for others. Nonsense is a post or comment that self serves rather than serving others. By this i mean the ability to extend a posts concept through commenting; or posting something that expands someone else's concept. Not agreement but discussion around.
Comments where correction is the theme instead of fully understanding the writers concepts and reflecting that undersatnding.
If one person out of millions found your post or comment enlightening or entertaining then its not nonsense.23/07/2017 #4 Lada 🏡 Prkic#3 No dear Ali, this comment is an example of common sense. As I said in response to Gert, what makes sense to me doesn't make sense to readers. Occasionally I sense when I write nonsense. But some other time only by readers' reactions, ie non-reactions, I realize that what I thought was worthy of publishing was not so.23/07/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeNonsense is dynamic. I have written many buzzes because I thought they carried sound ideas. Only to discover later that they were the least unworthy. So, time is a factor even though I try not to publish nonsense. Is this comment an example of nonsense @Lada 🏡 Prkic? Thanks to you and @Milos Djukic for bringing this issue to our attention.23/07/2017 #2 Lada 🏡 Prkic#1 Thank you for sharing your point of view, Gert.
I know that question itself may sound somewhat awkward. But I was once in a situation when I decided not to publish what I had previously written. I have a habit of leaving the finished post for a day or two before hitting the publish button. That time, based on the last reading I concluded that my post sounded like a bunch of nonsense and I left it unpublished. Maybe I'm too critical of myself.
I agree that objectively, sense or nonsense is perceived by readers.
As Milos said, writing is an act of an internal needs of the individual. But it doesn't mean that all we want to say and put on paper has to be published.
It also does not mean that every post I published so far made sense to readers if it made sense to me. 😀23/07/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz@Lada 🏡 Prkic I would say that there is subjective and objective view. Subjectively it is fine to write nonsense at times, for it is a way of unscrambling ideas and giving shape to thought. The nonsense might then become sense. If ultimately it does make sense to you subjectively, then one can consider publishing what you have written. Objectively, sense or nonsense is perceived by readers. What I think holds value may or may not be seen as such by readers, but one does not really know until you publish. So to get to your question, I don’t know if what I have written is nonsense in the objective sense before I publish, but I do think there is value in it subjectively when I publish.
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- Producer22/07/2017PLEASE STOP ATROCITIES WITH NATURE!All roads of the world lead to Rome What a fallacy, we love to epitome Not acknowledging how time is flowing Nothing is constant and deserves to be emulating Always there is a development of new quality Having no reminiscence of...
Comments23/07/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 ManjitNature includes atrocities, whereas atrocities are what we view through the lens of our own humanity. You have written a poem about that humanity but I do not underestimate how atrocious nature can be. If human beings are adding to man-made causes of devastating climate consequences, that is because of decisions that lack humanity - what nature does to counter man's effects is not human at all, it is simply nature adapting. When human beings are no more, it is like saying that dinosaurs are no more - and in that also, nature simply evolves, that we apply human consequence or even morality to nature, demonstrates how self-important we think we are - when the reality is we should be humble, far more humbler than we are today as a human race.22/07/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.you let us reflect on our behavior, and on the questions we should ask ourselves, thank you @Debasish Majumder
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Comments09/04/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"Think of what you means to you"
Brilliant line, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams - and the curious thing is, very few of us give more than a passing glance to what we mean to ourselves. And I truly think if we all were encouraged and enabled to keep our eyes on our own paper, if we simply strived to be our best selves, then so much of what ills the world would dissolve. We humans built all these edifices that may have started as tools to allow us to collaborate, but they have become the structures that keep us locked in external focus, embattled, and playing games that we do not see clearly.
Being who we are, right now, is the way to a brighter future for us all.09/04/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#4 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. You are a very beautiful bee ☺☺☺09/04/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.this one this gem is from queen bee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams!09/04/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh queen bee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams your poem is such an adorable perfume in the garden of bees and buzzes, proud of you!
- Producer22/07/2017A journey worth takingWhat defines you? What drives you? What inspires you? What motivates you to inspire others? What are you passionate about? Do you know yet? Perhaps you do. Perhaps there is more to learn about yourself. Self-discovery is necessary to realize...
Comments23/07/2017 #14 Louise SmithThank you @Barbara Henslee for your post which is written with fluidity & a layout that makes this so easy to read and understand.
Who am I ? Self-realization
" I’m good at things I’d never thought of before.
I don't have to continue things that I’m not very good at or enjoy.
I can explore something else & learn by mistakes.
I can look at my family traits to help me discover and change myself. " (paraphrased)
Above these are the kernel of personal change. It's important to work on the inside and the outside. Both Nature & Nurture
I use these ideas everyday to help my clients move on with their lives after tragedy and trauma or to get a new job.
"Live and work with the possibility, maybe even the reality, that you are constantly being “interviewed.” "
maybe ok for some people, for those with mental health issues esp related to anxiety,
I wouldn't use this concept.
Instead I would encourage them to do the best they can as much as they can without overdoing it.
I love this concept
"Remember that self-discovery is a journey, not a destination."
So often process is sacrificed for $ and speed which often hurts and alienates people.
"I hope you are on "A journey worth taking."22/07/2017 #4 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisGreat post. Not sure if the quote in the beginning is actually Aristotle's, as Socrates said the same thing, as well as the Oracle of Delphi had a similar saying at its entrance. Whatever the case, it's great how it still holds true and how it found its way to bebee...22/07/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wise post, thank you @Barbara Henslee, enjoyed it!
- Producer21/07/2017Ever Feel Like a Wallflower on LinkedIn Publisher? You are not aloneWallflower A person who has no one to dance with or who feels excluded at a party.To put it another way, your dance card is empty.It's a tradition that died out in the 1950s. At formal dances, ladies would be provided with a card listing the order...
Comments22/07/2017 #5 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorI see LinkedIn as the collective transport bus..useful to carry ideas, but not here for perfomance unless you are elected by a non-controlled editors committee, they have 3 categories 1) they like you they push you on the stage 2) they don't like you...oblivion 3) They ignore you...its okay they have an agenda and you are not part of it.
People that are your proactive audience will engage with you in a funnel that will lead to business conversion...and you will prosper.
Scarcity but good distribution and automated marketing workflows works for me fine, I hammer the same topic and do not try to cover several to help people. Story telling and not self promotion...22/07/2017 #4 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHello Anne ! We have approximately the same numbers of followers on this LI restricted communication tool. Good old times are gone, whatever some authors (if they write things, let's call them this way)...At least Li keeps open the freedom of speech, so let's celebrate that. In my humble opinion, followers base is not as important as it was...Many ways to use linkedin for what people call social selling, but physical social networking in events is way more efficient, Linkedin became a PR channel as the others are, but conversion is so low for the price or the efforts pourred in. On that KPI twiiter or facebook are more effective.
What strikes me is the 3rd layer contacts or better know as the (real) effective audience : Updates are locked and that is for the good of LI. As many users i stopped paying them because the value wasn't worth the investment, too many mistakes, downtime have taken down LINKEDIN personal brand. Customer loyalty is something fragile..beware...beware. I love the questions your posts raise because they lead to a foward thinking state of mind if we read correctly your lines and do not try our own interpretation, nor want absolutely showcase our opinions. Keep on posting on http://bebee.com22/07/2017 #3 Jim 🐝 CodyI guess it s realative to the nimunbr of followers you have as to your success on LinkedIn publisher. I have 61,500+ followers and have had good success on LI and in some of my post I get more interaction than on beBee with 6,800+ followers
On beBee I get more likes on buzzes and have more friends who interact on an ongoing basis.
beamBee is my favorite social site in spite of a few nuckle heads who I refuse to follow.
Buzz on and spread the honey!!!22/07/2017 #2 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA@Jim 🐝 Cody @Jim Murray @Bruce Johnston You have written about this before. Nothing has changed. I would love to get your reactions and thoughts.
@Anders Liu-Lindberg @Brigette Hyacinth @Katyan Roach you have had better luck. How do you perceive LinkedIn Publisher?
- Producer22/07/2017The Buzz is Growing!The Buzz is Growing! I looked at some of the individual author statistics on beBee. I was blown away to say the least. There are some who have published more than 150 buzzes. And that is just the start. There many bustling bees actively buzzing and...
Comments23/07/2017 #26 Lada 🏡 PrkicThanks Gert for taking the time to make this impressive list of busiest bees on beBee Producer. But we can't see what's behind these numbers. The quality of the posts and engagement on these posts are something more important than a pure quantity metrics.
However, many authors achieve both quality and quantity, and they deserve our deepest respect. To me, you are one of them.23/07/2017 #20 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"Once upon a time we were just plain people. But that was before we began having relationships with mechanical systems. Get involved with a machine and sooner or later you are reduced to a factor." ~Ellen Goodman, "The Human Factor," The Washington Post, January 1987.23/07/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 I totally agree with @Paul Walters that it is not just about more and more and more, there is a personal choice involved for those who choose it and here quality of life may be a choice or quality of learning (and there are people who renounce material things - though please, I still personally want quality of life as well as quality of learning). We are still predicated on thinking we are teaching others, when the process of teaching is the learner. This is a quite a paradox as to what education is, but one I do most welcome. That is why I think personal brand is a joke where I can see right through people. I get to see what I want to see, which is the soul of being, and not the sale of a person. Success is an illusion we paint in our minds, but to measure our life in terms of meaning - then I become a bee who believes in being - "TO BEE WHAT IT IS YOU WANT TO BE".
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- Producer16/07/2017Branches of WisdomMy exchange of comments lately with the thoughtful Tricia Mitchell led to the writing of this buzz. Tricia wrote "Dearest @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you are too kind. I have greater breadth than depth, where my knowledge is concerned...
Comments22/07/2017 #48 Yogesh SukalThank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for appreciating my comment. Continuing to the point of turning information to knowledge and knowledge into wisdom.what if information we have is not enough. does this lmiting our wisdom.
One of philosophy group, someone posted "when nothing is sure everything is possible".
I guess most wisest approach to keep mind curious and open.
hence the some of few examples in academics trying some laws from one field to another field and it works.
So in my opinion branching out with curiosity and with open to all possibilities while branching out towards wisdom.18/07/2017 #45 Tricia Mitchell#25 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you mentioned if the trees could talk I know of people who purport to communicate with animals. I know what I am able to do in the non-physical realms, so I looked for a tree communicator. I don't know who authentic this man is or isn't, but I have heard of others who claim they are able to understand what trees are communicating. Here's a short clip of Jim Conroy talking about helping trees to be healthy, internally, then supporting them to be in synch - in groups, based on community and categorisation, then "balances the ecosystem" Never heard of him before until I searched online this evening https://youtu.be/UElnvKgOovY (under 4 minute video)18/07/2017 #43 Tricia Mitchell#36 love your comment, Jean Serio, so many people prefer to remain in their comfort zone, enduring the discomfort of the familiar, than taking risks. Growing up (depending on which era you belong to), we are told to go for the 'safe bet' not to risk everything that we have worked for. To be grateful for what we have accomplished (even if it has made us miserable in the process). I have met accountants, who joined the family business, because their parents were accountants. They didn't question whether if what they wanted to do was at variance with what was expected of them. Then, sometimes, they wake up one day in their 40s and question whose life they're living, as it's certainly not one of their choosing... Then begins the search to uncover who they truly are and their desires, when they're not looking to seek approval from their parents.18/07/2017 #42 Tricia Mitchell#38 Indeed dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee one of my buzzes in the making is of a woman who is preparing for exams. She is worried that she will not pass the assessment. Reaching out for assistance in a social media group, everyone suggested strategies. As I l tend to go against the grain, I asked her a veiled question: "Supposing you didn't have test anxiety?" What I meant was, "What is the benefit of this fear you've created?" Instantly, she got the awareness: fear of failure and money constriction. The tuition had cost a lot and she couldn't afford to fail. Yet, rather than choosing to change her belief pattern, she chose strategies (which work, but on a clean slate are far more effective). So, yes, fear does have a function - protection, including protecting us from failure, if we exhibit perfectionist traits. It's amazing how false assumptions can restrict our lives and choices.17/07/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#37 surely you are a born poet dear @Tausif Mundrawala. Yes we make false assumptions. It is onlt recently that science found the intricate relatioship between trees and fungi. Who knows if there is a hidden relationship between weeds and trees. Love the clarity with which you express yourself.17/07/2017 #37 Tausif MundrawalaSometimes we think that a weed like branch which had grown without our permission should be axed as soon as possible. But we may not know that the weed like branch would flourish one day and would become the rising star in the entire body of a tree. Getting rid of branches won't help because we may channelize our energy in trimming and manicuring it to look it's best. We don't know the fact that the most uncertain shapes and sizes of branches would make it an artist's delight when we see through through the lens of one. In the difficult time of grief which I am going through right now have allowed me to channelize my energy into more reading and reflecting on certain subjects and topics. Let these branches flourish to it's best level and allow it to bear fruits in future. Am glad that you shared this with us and am thankful for all your support, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee17/07/2017 #36 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThank you Ali Anani for another thought-provoking post. This particular post reminds me that often people don't branch out because they feel comfortable in the position they're currently in. Perhaps this is not the best position for them, nor will it provide them the salary or benefits required to better support their family; nor stimulate passion or a sincere feeling of accomplishment. In short they generally fear 'branching out'.
An interesting article in Psychology Today, by Mary C. Lamia PhD - 'Why You Should Fear Failure' - Dr. Lamia states it succinctly - "Many of the professionally successful people I’ve studied—both procrastinators and non-procrastinators alike—tend to fear failure. Some of them worry that a fear of failure might jeopardize their careers, especially those who tend to procrastinate as well." Here's a link to the full article - http://bit.ly/2uv5ppI17/07/2017 #30 Harvey Lloyd#13 What a transformative comment. Thank you for your thoughts and your words. Not meaning to hijack @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeePost but to extend the metaphor of the "slime", i would add:
If Proverbs 3 offers the end game then Proverbs 2 provides the path. The path being discernment.
Wisdom without understanding is merely an encyclopedia.
Discernment would imply that we need to see the Slime and discern wisdom and understanding in application of living within humanity.
I was struck by your thoughts concerning the dynamic vs binary. If I have discerned correctly the binary would state wisdom is within the parts where dynamic is the trust of the whole tree of life. I believe you have described faith here.
Through discernment we can look at the parts and develop a trust in either our own wisdom or grow the trust of understanding the whole, dynamic.
Please accept my apologies here if i have taken to much liberty with your comment, @CityVP Manjit
- Producer22/07/2017The road to nothingness - an experience with mindfulnessMindfulness is apparently on everyone's radar these days and for good reason. We're increasingly and maddeningly succumbing to the stress we apparently welcome and seek out in our modern-day lives of busyness.It's crazy really what we're doing to...
Comments23/07/2017 #17 Praveen Raj GullepalliBeautifully expressed dear Don. The moments of clarity and peace are increasingly becoming rare in the modern milieu. Info overload. Stress overkill. Occupational hazards. All on the rise. Mindfulness (with its corollaries of rhythmic breathing, relaxation, introspection, detachment, tolerance, contemplation) does help put life and living into a different (more meaningful) perspective and can bring about sea changes. If only the horse would learn to drink from the water :)
Our world (and even the Universe at large) is nothing but a conglomeration of intersecting individual and collective karmic cycles (cause-effect events). To go beyond the Self we must first fathom ourselves. And mindfulness is the key to it.23/07/2017 #16 Jim MurrayNicely done my fellow Beezer. Over the past while I have started to spend more time trying to just start at myself through my mind's eye. So far it has produced an idea that I can work on during the long winter months, a lessening of tension and definitely more clarity of thought, or mindfulness. I don't call this meditation although I suppose that's what it is. It's nice to see the elements laid out the way you have done here, through. I will print them out and stare at them for a while. Thanks for the wisdom.22/07/2017 #15 Alan Culler@Don 🐝 Kerr
"The road to nothingness is cratered with potholes, surrounded by flashing neon lights and sparkly roadside attractions, fast-food joints, and amusement parks; the hurdy-gurdy man is playing in the back seat while Led Zeppelin screams from the car stereo at volume 10." LOL
I surely have days like that .
I've been meditating for about 10 years -this round -just about 20 minutes each morning. I've tried to add an afternoon session, but usually about that time my five-year-old-lab-who-still-thinks-she's-a-puppy finds me to let me know that I am not being mindful enough of her.
I will say that my journeys to the void have made me more focused and present on the good days. The bad days -potholes grab me and push me towards the abyss. On balance there are more good than bad days.
My wife, Billie, has meditated on and off since the 70s too, though she is off now and I'm not going to suggest a return -all things in their time.22/07/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWonderful buzz @Don 🐝 Kerr. I began watching the video but it's almost 3 am, so I left the youtube page open so I can finish watching it tomorrow. You and Kate are very smart people who've been through a lot together. I read the article linked to Kate, much admiration for her and she's very wise like her husband! Thank you for this. I have been working with a therapist certified in EMDR and mindfulness but once every week or two isn't enough. He's going to give me more tools so I can work from home too. Acceptance is so important. Thanks for this, it was a very helpful read!22/07/2017 #9 Ian WeinbergIndeed I con-Kerr with all that you've mentioned in this buzz @Don 🐝 Kerr. Thanks for the value contribution. Having been a facilitator of mindful retreats at a Buddhist Retreat Centre for several years,I can attest to the great benefits of mindful practices. I emphasize 'practices' rather than merely the meditation, to highlight the importance of applying the principles of meditation into our daily lives. Therefore adding to the non-judgemental acceptance and trust I would also mention sensitivity and connectiveness as well as clarity, to the mix. This combination goes a long way to assisting us in 'minding the gap' in daily life. Best wishes to you and your wife.
Comments22/07/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wonderful video, I sense the positive vibes, thank you @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood21/07/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergThanks for sharing this awesome Live Buzz, Matt, and kudos on your presentation to the MBA students. Let's keep spreading the beBee buzz worldwide!
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